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Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

    TSM Audio
Stories Always Great, Never Late
Breakdown
Rongoā Māori
Poems Tortoise    
Articles Helpful Trees and Plants    
Torty, the Lucky Tortoise

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: January 2014

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Always great.

Always Great, Never Late!

by Bill Nagelkerke

illustrations by Kat Chadwick

Book cover of JJ 48.

The boy in this humorous narrative is ready for school but fears he’s going to be late (again) because Mum is not ready for work. The boy, who is also the narrator, drops intriguing hints about what Mum does for a living. Readers have many opportunities to identify clues and speculate about Mum and her work and to enjoy the irony in the contrast between her motto (“Always great, never late”) and her actions. This narrative also includes snappy dialogue, jokes, and plays on words.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: motto, humour, late, relationships, family, magician

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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Breakdown.

Breakdown

by Tricia Glensor

illustrations by Scott Pearson

Book cover of JJ 48.

Mum and Jake can’t go to the supermarket because Mum’s car won’t start. When the tow truck arrives, Jake takes a keen interest in everything the tow- truck driver does. Jake’s interest in the technology becomes the focus of the story, with a detailed description of the process of winching the car onto the tow truck woven into the narrative. The story concludes with a diagram that Jake has drawn.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English, Technology

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: breakdown, tow truck, car, mechanic, fix

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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Helpful trees.

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: rongoā Māori, sick, medicine, traditional, kawakawa, koromiko, harakeke, pūriri

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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Rongoa maori.

Rongoā Māori

by André Ngāpō

illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

Book cover of JJ 48.

This story has a strong theme of the value of rongoā Māori, traditional Māori medicine. It provides opportunities for students who are familiar with te reo and rongoā Māori to share their knowledge. Ana’s mum is ill, and when Nan comes to visit, she decides that rongoā Māori is what Mum needs. Nan takes Ana into the bush with her to collect the plants she wants to use. Ana is fascinated by what Nan shows her, and Nan agrees to teach Ana more about traditional Māori medicine. After using rongoā Māori to treat an unexpected emergency, they return home to prepare the leaves of koromiko they have collected to treat Mum’s illness.

Purple 2

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: rongoā Māori, sick, medicine, traditional, kawakawa, koromiko

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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Tortoise.

Tortoise

by Alan Bagnall

illustrations by Fraser Williamson

Book cover of JJ 48.

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: tortoise, turtle, poetry, poem

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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Torty the tortoise.

Torty, the Lucky Tortoise

by David Chadwick

illustrations by Scott Pearson

Book cover of JJ 48.

The adventures of Torty, the tortoise started in Greece during the First World War when she was rescued by Stewart, a New Zealand stretcher-bearer. Stewart took Torty back home to New Zealand at the end of the war and looked after her until he died. Torty is still alive and is cared for by Stewart’s family. This true story is told through a variety of text forms including two pages of graphic layout.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: tortoise, First World War, soldier, hibernation, torty, reptile, stretcher-bearer

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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